PRE- AND POST-CONCERT TALKS


The Charlotte Symphony is committed to delivering exceptional musical experiences. By sharing information and the exciting stories behind the music before each Classical concert, we hope concertgoers will feel more connected to the in-concert experience.

At 6:30 p.m. before each concert, Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees or a guest conductor or artist leads a discussion about the evening's repertoire and composers. Blumenthal Performing Arts offers for-purchase beverages in the Founders Room prior to each Classical concert pre-concert talk.

Additionally, join us immediately following the performance at the front of the orchestra level for a post-concert talk-back with the Maestro or conductor that evening.

Pre- and Post-Concert Talks are free and accessible to all Charlotte Symphony ticketholders.


2019-2020 Season Schedule

 

Tchaikovsky's Greatest Hits

September 27 & 28, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
September 29, 2019 | 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Pre-concert talks: Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space with Jessica Morel, Assistant Conductor for the Winston-Salem Symphony.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Stravinsky Firebird

October 18 & 19, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Debussy Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

November 8 & 9, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Knight Theater

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Dvořák's New World Symphony

November 22 & 23, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Beethoven's Emperor

January 10 & 11, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
January 12, 2020 | 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Pre-concert talks: Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Copland Appalachian Spring

January 31 & February 1, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1

February 14 & 15, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
February 16, 2020 | 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Pre-concert talks: Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

March 6 & 7, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Saint-Saëns Organ Symphony

March 20 & 21, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Beethoven's Pastoral

April 3 & 4, 2020 | 7:30 p.m. 
April 5, 2020 | 3 p.m.
Knight Theater

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Bach Brandenburg Concertos

April 17 & 18, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Knight Theater

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Wells Fargo Pre-Function Space.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.

Brahms Double Concerto

May 1 & 2, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.
Belk Theater

Pre-concert talks: 6:30 p.m. in the Founders Room with Resident Conductor Christopher James Lees.
Post-concert talks: In the theater immediately following the concert.